The first bleed in the life of a menstruator is a powerful Rite of Passage and should be marked as such. Neutral at best, the experience is much more often associated with fear or even shame. This doesn’t exactly contribute to body positivity …
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What was your own first bleed experience like?
Menarche, the first bleed in the life of a menstruator, is a powerful Rite of Passage and should be marked as such.
Unfortunately, the experience is usually neutral at best, but much more often associated with fear or even shame.
This doesn’t exactly contribute to young girls and menstruators loving their bodies more … promoting the disconnect and downright body hatred patriarchy wants us to get caught up in … just saying…
So how about we don’t allow history to repeat itself and make sure that today’s teens have a different experience from the start?
In today’s episode, my guest Liz Vivian and I talk about how you can support your tween through their own process of learning what it means to be a menstruator.
Liz is a coach, a menstruality mentor and a mum. Through her business, Raising Flora, she helps moms feel confident, be prepared and show up with compassion for their tween’s first period. Passionate about giving the tweens of today a healthy, positive start with their cycle, she knows moms are in a powerful position to lead the way toward a less shamey and more open and meaningful experience.
Liz and her husband are also raising a daughter, who is 11 and stretching toward independence. They are a tight knit family who love travel, outdoorsy adventures, and good food.
In 2022, Liz is celebrating her Year of Being 50 by walking – around her neighbourhood, across Spain, and in half marathons with family and friends.
Connect with her through her website or book your introductory call here.
If you’ve got any comments, questions, ideas or just want to say Hello, send me an email or use my contact form to get in touch!
I’m looking forward to connecting with you!
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